We gather together a bunch of no hopers with a few who have a shot to be last man on the roster, spend all this time on camps and a couple friendlies and for what? So we can watch some poor performances by guys who really don't belong on the team anyway? Does looking like one of the better options compared to guys who are never going to see the field for us in a meaningful game really mean anything? Wouldn't the guys with a real shot prove themselves at their clubs enough to get a call in with the big boys? I'm not trying to be too harsh, but I am seriously wondering if this January things isn't a bit of overkill for what we get out of it. If the guys called in were good enough they would prove it with their clubs and if they were good enough, they would get shots with the full team, when it would actually mean something and we could see how they blend with the guys we will actually use in South Africa. Just seems to me that perhaps the US has enough guys playing at decent clubs and getting experience and having decent careers that the time when it made sense to call in a bunch of guys in for a month and run 'em up against each other to see who's who may be nearing an end. Player selection is way less a black art of watching them battle it out over an extended camp when you can actually watch the players careers and take stock of how they play over time. Do we really need this to know who we want to bring to South Africa?